The Kreeger Museum

Washington DC | United States

About the Museum

The Kreeger Museum is an art museum located in Washington DC at the former home of David Lloyd Kreeger and Carmen Kreeger. Designed in 1963 by Pritzker Prize winning architect Philip Johnson with Richard Foster, the Kreeger residence was built on five and a half wooded acres. The Kreegers were pillars of the Washington DC arts and cultural community, and their love of art, music and architecture resound throughout the building today.

The Kreeger collection comprises mainly works from the 1850s to the present. The Impressionists are represented by nine Claude Monet paintings, as well as works by Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Camille Pissarro. From his early work to the end of his life, Pablo Picasso's career can be traced through his paintings at the Kreeger. Other 20th century European artists include Edvard Munch, Max Beckmann, Jean Dubuffet, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro.

American artists include, among others, Alexander Calder, Clyfford Still, Frank Stella and James Rosenquist. Washington artists represented include William Christenberry, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam and Betsy Stewart.

The permanent collection also includes outstanding examples of traditional art from west and central Africa and Asia.

The Sculpture Terrace features works by Jean Arp, Aristide Maillol, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and Francesco Somaini.

Six large-scale works by John L. Dreyfuss grace the Reflecting Pool Terrace through April 2020.

The Sculpture Garden and The Kreeger Woods, extensions of the Museum, expand the outdoor exhibition space and afford visitors additional opportunities to experience art in a natural setting. The Sculpture Garden features work by Carol Brown Goldberg, Rainer Lagemann, Dalya Luttwak, George Rickey, Lucien Wercollier and notable Washington, DC artists Kendall Buster, Ledelle Moe, Wendy Ross, and Foon Sham.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Quarterczar)

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